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Contact Information

Numbers Phone Numbers:
Telephone: (954) 946-9454
Fax: (954) 946-9309
Toll Free: 800-762-2478 (within the US and Canada)
Mailing Address Mailing Address:
Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc.
316 N.E. First Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33060-6608
Hours Hours of Operation:
8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. by phone.
9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. for on-site sales, unless by appointment.
Eastern Standard Time (Greenwich Mean Time -5)
Monday - Friday, except Holidays
Emails Emails:
Sales/Quotes: gardner@gardco.com
International Sales: exportsales@gardco.com
Repair Services: service@gardco.com
Advertising/Marketing: Sherri Thompson
Customer Service: Cheryl Wilson
Feedback Feedback/Suggestions:
Do you have any questions or comments about our services, website or products? We would appreciate your input. Feedback helps us better serve you. Click Here to email us.
Employment Employment Opportunity:
Are you interested in an employment opportunity with The Paul N. Gardner Company? You can email our Human Resources Generalist humanresources@gardco.com. Please attach a copy of your resume.
Directions Directions:
Take I-95 to Atlantic Boulevard, proceed east. At the 2nd light past Dixie Highway turn left, then make first right. Our building is two blocks ahead on the right side of the street, at the corner of N.E. 4th Avenue and N.E. 1st Street.

Company History

The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. (GARDCO) has its origin with the alliance of pioneer paint chemist Dr. Henry Alfred Gardner, Sr., Director of the Institute of Paint and Varnish Research in Washington, D.C. and his son Paul Norris Gardner in 1935. The team of Institute chemists at that time were active in the development and design of physical testing instruments for coating materials which were then made available to the industry. However, production of these instruments was not generally available to the public so the Henry A. Gardner Laboratory was established and incorporated in Bethesda, Maryland for that purpose.

Significant developments in areas of appearance were made in further years with research into gloss and color technology by the contributions of such men as Richard S. Hunter who joined the Lab from the then NBS. Throughout the period,  Paul eventually rose to the position of President after the retirement of his father and later Board Chairman of the Lab until 1962 when his decision to retire was made. Maintaining contact with the industry, Paul formed The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc., in Maryland. As a man of foresight the small company was relocated a short time later to the state of Florida where it now flourishes in Pompano Beach reaching both domestic and world markets. Since the passing of Paul N. Gardner, Sr. in 1995, Paul N. Gardner, Jr. has assumed the Presidency of GARDCO.

What We Do - Gardco, trade name of the Paul N. Gardner Co., Inc and its products, is totally independent of any other corporation.* We proudly serve world commerce through the distribution, production and design of quality physical testing instruments for the paint, coatings and related industries. These include the automotive, aerospace, specialty chemical, petroleum, plastics, pharmaceutical and food among others. *The Gardner Laboratory was acquired by Pacific Scientific in 1980 and later sold in 1990 to the Altana AG Chemical Division, a direct subsidiary of Byk-Chemie in Germany.

What We can Do For You - Our working knowledge of instrumentation and application acquired over the years goes to assure that customer needs are met with the appropriate response along with continued support.

Mission Statement - The Paul N. Gardner Company (Gardco®) is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing quality and innovative products to industries worldwide.

We utilize the experience, knowledge and integrity of all members of the Gardco team and our suppliers by providing the highest quality equipment, instructions and support for their use. We will always strive to further the respect and confidence of our customers by performing for the good and betterment of our industry, families and global community.




Do you have any other locations/ distributors?

No. We sell direct from Pompano Beach Florida.

Are all of the products you carry on your website?

Yes. However we offer a mulitude of other products not listed. If there is something you cannot find please call us at 1-800-762-2478 or (954) 946-9454. You can also email us at gardner@gardco.com.

I can't find the item I am looking for on your website, what should I do?

Give us a call at 1-800-762-2478 or (954) 946-9454. You can also email us at gardner@gardco.com and one of our sales representatives will be glad to help you find exactly what you need.

What is the relationship between Gardco and the Paul N. Gardner Company?

The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. is our official company name. is our trade name.

How can I find a specific manufacturers product?

Visit our Suppliers Page to see a list of the manufacturers we distribute for. You can call us at 1-800-762-2478 or (954) 946-9454, or email us at gardner@gardco.com with any questions you may have about whose items we currently carry.

How is the weather down there in Florida?

Surprisingly we get this question a lot, here is our local weather.

How do I place an order?

Please see our How To Order page.

Is your Secure Payment Form a Shopping Cart?

No. The Secure Payment Form is for people who have been quoted on an item and want to purchase it by credit card online.

Can I still place an order if I have not received a quotation first?

Yes. If you have called for current pricing and want to place an order by credit card online you can use the Secure Payment Form. Please give a part number and a detailed description of the item you want to purchase.

How can I apply for credit?

You can do this simply by clicking on the Credit Application link and completing and faxing back the form.


Return Policy

For the return of any goods please call us at 954-946-9454.
We have designed a returned goods policy that not only expedites returns and exchanges but allows us to fulfill each customer's particular needs.
  • Items incorrectly ordered by the customer will be subject to a restock fee, provided they are returned in new, restockable condition with original packaging. No material will be accepted for return after thirty (30) days from date of shipment.
  • Items being returned for credit must be accompanied by the purchase order number, purchase date, Gardco invoice number, and Return Authorization (RMA) number.
  • Special order products are subject to final sale. There is no refund or credit for these items when ordered incorrectly.
In Case of Breakage, Damage or Shortage
All claims for shortage, breakage, or other discrepancies, should be filed immediately upon receipt of shipment. It is important to keep the original shipping container and packing material. Some products may require special packaging or return instructions.
  1. Contact local UPS office regarding damage.
  2. Retain container and packing.
  3. Each UPS office has different methods of handling these occurrences and will notify you of procedure.
  4. Notify us by phone.
Air Freight or Truck Delivery
  1. Notify your local agent of the transportation company immediately requesting examination.
  2. Hold damaged goods with container and packing until examining agent has made an inspection report.
  3. File claim direct with carrier after inspection has been made. If claim has been denied, contact shipper and explain fully. Perhaps we can assist.
  4. Contact shipper for replacement shipment. You will be charged for replacement, since claim settlement will be made direct to you.
Parcel Post Shipment
  1. Bring damage to attention of Post Office, asking them instructions as to inspection, etc. Retain container and packing for this purpose.
  2. Notify us by phone.
  3. Post Office will contact us regarding claim at which time replacement shipment will be made.
  1. Recheck contents against quantities shown on packing list. The apparent shortage may have been marked as an intentioned short shipped item.
  2. Inspect closely all packing material as small items may have been overlooked in packing material.
  3. Notify us immediately giving us details.
Note: Unless the above procedures are followed and we are notified within 10 days we cannot accept responsibility.

Privacy Policy

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for http://www.gardco.com
Information Collection and Use
The Paul N. Gardner Company Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. The Paul N. Gardner Company Inc. collects information from our users at several different points on our website. We will not contact, mention or allude to any information from customer to customer.
Secure Order Form
We request information from the user on our Secure Order form. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer's orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.
Catalog/Rapid Response Forms
We request information from the user on our catalog and request form. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address). This information is used to supply our product information to the customer. If we have trouble processing this request, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.

When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL (Secure Socket Layer). While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, or open, when you are just 'surfing'. To learn more about SSL, click here.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.


General Disclaimer
Although Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. has attempted to provide accurate information on the website, the Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. may change the programs or products mentioned at any time without notice. Mention of non-Gardco products or services is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation. The prices on the website are subject to change and are for domestic shipments within the US, Canada, and Mexico only. Export orders require quotations. Shipping and taxes are not included.

The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. warrants to the original buyer that the equipment, except that which is manufactured and warranted by others, shall be free of defects in workmanship or materials, providing that the seller's obligation under this warranty shall consist exclusively of repairing or replacing, free of charge, F.O.B., at its place of business, any item received prepaid at its place of business within ninety (90) days from the date of the item’s delivery to the buyer and determined by the Paul N. Gardner Company upon inspection to be defective. This warranty is nullified if there has not been proper maintenance of the equipment, if it has been damaged by the buyer or if it has been used for any purpose other than that intended. No other warranty, expressed or implied, as to description, quality, fitness for a particular purpose or any other matter is given. Under no circumstances shall the Paul N. Gardner Company be liable for loss of profits or any other direct or indirect cost, expenses, losses or damages arising or reported to have arisen out of the use of the equipment.

Equipment, machinery or supplies sold by the Paul N. Gardner Company but not proprietary thereto are warranted only to the extent that such equipment, machinery or supplies are warranted by the original manufacturer to the Paul N. Gardner Company.

Product specifications, instructions for use or any other product information contained herein or in related individual product leaflets, whether developed by the Paul N. Gardner Company or furnished by others, is believed to be accurate and is furnished for the education and ultimate benefit of the buyer but rights are reserved to change such specifications, instructions or information, without prior notice, if warranted by receipt of new product data. However, no warranty is expressed or implied regarding the accuracy of any of these presentations, the results to be obtained from the use thereof, or that any such use of information or the product will not infringe any patent or copyright or other such documents. The products and related information herein contained are furnished upon the condition that the person receiving or using it shall determine to his or her own satisfaction the suitability thereof for his particular purposes.



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